San Ramon


Chevy’s Closes in San Ramon

18080 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the Mexican restaurant Chevy’s closed in San Ramon near Bollinger Canyon Rd. and San Ramon Valley Blvd. According to sign in the window check out their Emeryville and Union City locations if you miss them.


Sports Basement Coming to San Ramon October 1st



Thanks to a reader for sending word that Sports Basement is opening a new store in San Ramon where Orchard Supply Hardware used to be in the Marketplace Shopping Center. They expect to open October 1st.

From their website:

We are beyond excited to open our 7th Sports Basement in the amazing community of San Ramon! This is an area we have been watching for a while and when the old Orchard Supply Hardware location became available we jumped on it.

We’re busy transforming the building into the lovable local Sports Basement our customers expect and can’t wait to meet all of our neighbors from San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Dublin, Pleasanton, Diablo, Blackhawk and Livermore.

Pictured above is San Ramon’s new General Manager, John Courtney, who led our Walnut Creek store for the past few years. You’ll probably recognize him from the store or the Diablo mountain bike trails.

If you would like inquire about using our store’s community space or discuss other partnerships email Toni Lum who is in charge of local community outreach. If you would like to join the Sports Basement San Ramon team visit our jobs page to fill out an application.

See you October 1st at our grand opening party!


The Art of Survival Exhibit at Museum of San Ramon Valley March 12th – May 15th


The Art of Survival Exhibit:

The Museum of San Ramon Valley
205 Railroad Ave, Danville
Saturday, March 12th, 2016 – Sunday, May 15th, 2016

The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake is coming to the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

This Exhibit Explores the Only Japanese American Segregation Center of WWII

The Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake, an exhibit that explores the experiences and events at Tule Lake, the only Japanese American Segregation Center of WWII, will be at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley from March 12th to May 15th. The traveling exhibition probes the complexity of this unique Japanese American confinement site, which was located in Newell, CA.

Tule Lake became the only officially designated segregation center during WWII and was ruled under martial law. This location was the largest of the 10 confinement sites and, because anyone deemed a troublemaker by the federal government was relocated to Tule Lake, it ultimately housed people from all sites. Many of the people who were brought in under segregation were people who knew their rights had been egregiously undermined and were willing to stand up to the injustice. Accused of being disloyal, in their dissent, they were ironically acting in the most American way. The incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent, most citizens of this nation, was a travesty; Tule Lake was exponentially disturbing.
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